My heart bleeds. The underrepresentation of ethnic minorities and GBLT people in popular culture is a serious issue that needs to be addressed, far more important that the sensibilities of a couple of delicate flowers resistant to change.
At the same time I think it's silly to force injection of them into roles which don't really make sense for it.
Another aspect that I find silly, is this recent push to have a "Black" only Oscar award. Doesn't this promote segregation? So if they do this, is there going to be an "Asian" only award? "Hispanic" only award? So on and so forth? Yet there will be the standard categories that everyone is equally able to win? That means then these racial only entries have twice as many chances to win.
It's like they want to get around a problem by creating a new problem. I see the same issue when people say there needs to be more LGBT roles in movies. NO. The story should be what it is, it shouldn't be forced just because you want to have more there. It becomes silly and almost comical when it's forced.
Here is an example. They are going to make a movie based on the life of Queen Elizabeth. But lets make Queen Elizabeth black and a transgender so we have more minorities and LGBT roles. That is silly.